- Camp Young Judaea, founded in 1939, is a private, non-profit camp operated by Friends of Young Judaea, Inc. CYJ is not affiliated with the Young Judaea movement or with any of the other Young Judaea camps. The camp serves more than 350 children each session. These kids come from a variety of Jewish backgrounds—some are Conservative, some are Reform, and some are unaffiliated with a synagogue or movement.
- Most staff members are former campers—there to pass on their love for CYJ and CYJ tradition.
- Daily activities are a mix of mandatory and elective activities, varying from bunk activities to plays, sports, Judaica seminars, Color War, music, trips, and evening programs.
- CYJ fosters a strong connection to Israel—it has historically been a Zionist camp.
On our tour, we saw many of CYJ’s facilities, including the pool, dining hall, cabins, outdoor sanctuary and beautiful lakefront.
CYJ asked that we not interrupt the programming or take photos of campers, and so we were unable to gather our campers together. However, I did spot a few of our campers enjoying the lake front—and they looked happy and healthy!
We had a great visit to Camp Young Judaea! For more information, check out their website. As always, if you want to know more about this particular camp or any of our regional camps, please contact Brett Lubarsky or Hannah Richman.
Next up-- a recap from our visit to Camp Micah!